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Tacos for Tasty Tuesday

Published on January 11, 2011 By Therese

Chorizo-potato tacos with black bean salsa Tuesday started out a bit rough. “I don’t like hard tacos,” Son #1 observed. He’s vocal in the kitchen these days, but actually I agreed on this point. I don’t like tacos at all but the idea of mixing spicy chorizo sausage with potato as a filling was worth […]

Custard-filled cornbread – dinner or dessert?

Published on May 30, 2010 By Trixie

When I first read the recipe for custard-filled cornbread in Molly Wizenberg’s book, A Homemade Life, I wondered why it lacked a warning label.  Two cups of whole milk, one cup of heavy cream, corn meal, flour, sugar. The fat warning zoomed straight to red on this one. But oh, is it worth it. Molly […]

Mac 'n mess, thanks to Madonna

Published on April 21, 2010 By Trixie

A scapegoat comes in handy when dinner flops. Tonight I had a couple – Madonna and a conniving character named Sue Sylvester. I had decided to catch up on “Glee” while making dinner. The whole episode was devoted to Madonna songs – much to this material girl’s delight – and the highlight was a highly-styled […]

Recycling menus on the meal plan

Published on April 19, 2010 By Trixie

Now that we’ve passed the 12-week mark on my commitment to maintain a weekly meal-plan for a year, it’s inevitable that some meals would begin to reappear. For Tuesday’s dinner I was eager to recycle one recipe in particular from Week One: Sausage and White Bean Casserole. The combination of cannellini beans and swiss chard, […]

Salads sneak into the menu (happily)

Published on February 17, 2010 By Trixie

One of the ironies of having a meal plan is the freedom it offers to be flexible.  Knowing in advance what you’re going to assemble for dinner on busy weeknights prevents headaches and hassles.  It also seems the mere existence of a meal plan can inspire other ideas, depending on what’s stocked in the kitchen. […]

Broccoli rabe, pasta and more

Published on February 11, 2010 By Trixie

A friend of mine is a dietitian so she always has lots of ideas about what we can (or shouldn’t) eat. She talks about the “mental cookbook,” that little collection of recipes that sits in your brain. They’re the Old Faithfuls, the recipes you reach for on a regular basis because a) you want an […]

Meal plan, in flux

Published on January 21, 2010 By Trixie

This week marked the first time I’ve done a complete meal plan in a long time.  We’re nearly through the week and it has gone fairly well. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday – right on schedule and delish.  Last night I burned out. Opted for frozen pizza and was so scattered I left the cardboard on it […]